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Mountain Blood

A Novel

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,974 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 553
Added to site: 2008.12.08
mnybks.net#: 22792
Origin: gutenberg.org

A realistic story of the Virginia mountains today.

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ccupied by an industrious company that broke the absorbed silence only by explosive requests for particularized dishes. Above the table hovered the wife of the proprietor, constantly waving a fly brush--streamers of colored paper fastened to a slender stick--above the heads of her husband and guests.

Gordon Makimmon ate largely and rapidly, ably seconded by the strange passenger and Buckley Simmons. The priest, Merlier, ate sparingly, in an absent, perfunctory manner. Lettice Hollidew, at the opposite end of the table, displayed the generous but dainty appetite of girlhood. The coat to her suit, with a piece of lace pinned about the collar, and a new, flat leather bag with a silver initial, hung from the back of her chair.

They again listlessly took their places in the stage. Buckley Simmons emulated the stranger in lighting a mahogany-colored cigar with an ornamental band which Buckley moved toward his lips before the swiftly approaching conflagration. Gordon drove with his mind pleasantly vaca

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